Blockchain could be the answer to stopping child labor in Congo cobalt mines

Blockchain could be the answer to stopping child labor in Congo cobalt mines

Though cobalt is an integral part of our lithium-ion batteries, the extraction of the trace element is a huge cause for concern. Blockchain could provide respite by bringing accountability and transparency into cobalt supply chains.

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Driven to a deadly distraction

Driven to a deadly distraction

The advent of modern communications technology such as, obviously, the mobile phone, has created a new, yet poorly understood and under-researched, form of driver distraction. Australian road authorities are calling for research and are updating their road rules.

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Industry turns to exoskeletons to boost worker productivity

Industry turns to exoskeletons to boost worker productivity

A growing number of factories, warehouses, and construction sites are integrating unpowered exoskeleton devices into their operations. Workers and companies using these devices are expected to benefit from increased safety and productivity.

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Today’s Pickup: a Supreme Court verdict that could shrink margins of Uber and Lyft

Today’s Pickup: a Supreme Court verdict that could shrink margins of Uber and Lyft

Gig economy companies contend with Supreme Court ruling that mandates full time workers to be considered as employees and not contractors; oil supply reduces after Saudi Arabia’s drastic production cut; government shutdown strains supply chains across the country.

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Startup company sees trust in blockchain-based asset tracking solution

Startup company sees trust in blockchain-based asset tracking solution

Manufacturing supply chains must deal with counterfeit parts. One company is hoping that its blockchain-based tracking solution can help solve that while also providing transparency in the freight supply chain.

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